Trey Pollard – “8 Pairs: Fugue VI. Very Slowly” – ‘Antiphone’ out Nov. 16

Today, Trey Pollard announces that his debut album Antiphone will be out November 16 and releases the first track, “8 Pairs: Fugue VI. Very Slowly.” “This is the pretty one,” says Pollard about “Fugue VI.” “You can only control some aspects of a work’s character; the form and maybe the initial melodic and harmonic content. But eventually it reveals itself and you just submit and help it become what it wants to be. In this case, it wanted to be pretty.”

Producer Matthew E. White says:

“Trey Pollard’s art is inviting, challenging, tough, graceful, easy, and stubborn. It is art that can reveal, and art that can obscure. It is music too, and music can be for many things, but this is, certainly, music for listening.”

Antiphone features a set of preludes and fugues for string quintet (“8 Pairs”) and pieces for chamber string orchestra and piano (“Fixed Ideas”).

Catch Trey Pollard live with a string quintet, performing pieces from Antiphone:

Nov 13 – Richmond VA – The Hofheimer (Classical Revolution)
Nov 15 – Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade NYC (In-store performance)

Trey Pollard – Antiphone (SB019)
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September 24, 2018

Bedouine – “Deep Space”

Today, Bedouine releases the video for “Deep Space”, a song featured on the deluxe version of her self-titled debut album released last year via Spacebomb. The video was produced and directed by Robert Beatty, who has done artwork for Kesha, Tame Impala, and Real Estate.

Catch Bedouine on tour:

Oct 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom ≈
Oct 4 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre ≈
Oct 5 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf ≈
Oct 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater ≈
Oct 9 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre ≈
Oct 10 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall ≈
Oct 11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi ≈
Oct 12 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre ≈
Oct 12-14 – Moreno Valley, CA – Desert Daze Festival
Oct 26 – Gateshead UK – Sage Gateshead †
Oct 27 – Liverpool UK – Olympia †
Oct 28 – Portsmouth UK – Portsmouth Guildhall †
Oct 29 – Leicester UK – De Montfort Hall †
Oct 30 – Bristol UK – Rough Trade in-store performance
Oct 30 – Bath UK – The Forum Bath †
Nov 1 – Antwerp BE – De Roma †
Nov 2 – Eindhoven NL – De Effenaar †
Nov 3 – Utrecht NL – Molen De Ster †
Nov 5 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso †
Nov 6 – Darmstadt DE – Centralstation †
Nov 7 – Berlin DE – Huxleys Neue Welt †
Nov 9 – Reykjavik IS – Iceland Airwaves Festival
Nov 10 – Copenhagen DK – Forum Black Box †
Nov 11 – Gothenburg SE – Konserthuset †
Nov 14 – Budapest HU – Müpa Budapest †
Nov 15 – Vienna AT – Vienna Arena †
Nov 17 – Zurich CH – Rote Fabrik †
Nov 18 – Lausanne CH – Les Docks †

≈ w/ Bahamas
† w/ Father John Misty

Bedouine – Bedouine (Deluxe) (SB010)
LP/CD/DIG | 12.01.2017
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September 19, 2018

Jackie Cohen – “Tacoma Night Terror”

Jackie Cohen returns with “Tacoma Night Terror,” the title track to her second EP, Tacoma Night Terror Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy, which will be out October 12th.

I had the blues but now I’ve gone a bit green. Worried. Can’t sleep. What do you think it is? Probably nothing. Neck looks swollen. Does my neck look really swollen to you? Hand’s numb, too. Left one. The death one. You know, I did see Death about an hour ago, waving at me from an apartment window across the way. Maybe let’s say our goodbyes now, just in case?

The second head of Cohen’s two-part Siamese twin Tacoma Night Terror EP set, the gloriously-titled Self-Fulfilling Elegy, at once declares itself the cocky counter-peak to the previous release’s valley of gloomy, anxiety-fueled observations. It opens with the big, Hunky Dory strut of “Make U Sick,” all hutzpah and hot-head swagger and hopped-up disregard for proper spelling. But it’s only the high before the low. By the time we land on torch song “It’s Raining Again,” the moxie has burned off and Cohen’s once again bedridden and reaching for the mirtazapine. The whistles and moans of mental health across this set of songs are bold and often hilariously garlanded. In the brilliant closing song, “I Hate My Body,” Cohen turns her body dysmorphia and pathological clenching (“My eyes feel like chestnuts on a fire/My back is all busted up/My BPM’s way up/My shit is aching”) into a big, dazzling Rockette’s Spectacular high-kicking finale that alone is worth the price of admission.

Catch Jackie Cohen on tour:

20 Oct – Rotterdam NL – Left of the Dial Festival
23 Oct – Frankfurt DE – Gibson Club *
24 Oct – Munich DE – Neue Theaterfabrik *
25 Oct – Dusseldorf DE – Robert-Schuman-Saal *
26 Oct – Antwerp BE – De Roma (SOLD OUT) *
29 Oct – Belfast UK – Limelight 1 (SOLD OUT) *
30 Oct – Manchester UK – Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT) *
31 Oct – Southampton UK – O2 Guildhall (SOLD OUT) *
1 Nov – London UK – The Shacklewell Arms (w/ Sasami)

* w/ Mac DeMarco

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror Part 2: Self-Fulfilling Elegy (SB017)
DIG | 10.12.2018
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September 14, 2018

Sleepwalkers announce fall tour dates

Sleepwalkers have announced a headline tour this fall on the heels of releasing their two new songs “Wake Up” and “Reasons To Give Up In You” earlier this summer, which Wolf In A Suit described as “a fine and refreshing blend of old-school melodies and contemporary touches creating something amazing.” Get your tickets today.

Sep 5 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2, 7pm)
Oct 2 – Cambridge, MA – Sonia’s
Oct 3 – Philadelphia, PC – Boot & Saddle
Oct 4 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
Oct 5 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Oct 7 – Washington, DC – DC9
Oct 9 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Oct 10 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Oct 14 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel
Oct 15 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
Oct 16 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Oct 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Oct 19 – Buffalo, NY – 9th Ward at Babeville
Oct 20 – Providence, RI – Fete (Lounge)
Oct 22 – New York, NY – Public Arts

Sleepwalkers – “Wake Up” & “Reasons To Give Up In You”
DIG | 07.13.2018
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photo by Sarah Walor

August 28, 2018

Resound – “I Will Always Love You”

Today, on what would have been Whitney Houston’s 55th birthday, Resound release their a cappella take on “I Will Always Love You.” A seemingly effortless exploration of unison and harmony and a fresh take on an absolute classic song, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts in that distinct Resound way.

“To sing a fresh version of ‘I Will Always Love You’ is, to put it bluntly, an almost impossible task,” producer Matthew E. White says. “A song made famous twice by two of America’s greatest female icons, it has topped the charts four times in four different decades. Cutting across time, genres, and cultures, it is as ubiquitous a song as the first century of recorded music has given.”

White continues:

“That said, Resound being Resound, I’m not sure they had any of this in mind when they decided to sing it. They are, seemingly without knowing it, one of the most stunning a cappella trios of our time. Their casualness (millions of YouTube views of Resound, filmed by an iPhone, sitting on their couch, knocking out one a cappella arrangement after another are a revelation) is a thin disguise for their effortlessness and, as in all crafts, it is this pure effortlessness that captures the imagination most. Despite the looming shadow of a song that is a pure definition of Popular music, Resound manages – quite easily – to outpace its shade. They have taken something we all know inside and out and have found a new side of its shape.”

Resound say about the song and their interpretation of it:

“We’ve always been huge Whitney fans. The way that she captured so much musicality and emotion in this one song has made it timeless. It felt like a no brainer for us to try to recapture that same feeling in our own way. We hope that it moves others just like it moved us years ago.”

Resound – “I Will Always Love You” (SB009)
DIG | 08.09.2018
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